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ERIC Number: ED509335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Transitioning to College: From Dependence to Independence. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet
Howlett, Lucy, Comp.
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology
The transition from high school to the postsecondary educational environment is a challenge for any student. There are new places, new faces, and whole new ways of doing things. Not only that, but transitioning students suddenly find they must advocate for themselves instead of having programs and services planned for them. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, the challenges are even greater. The reasons for this are complex, but it is enough to say that students may not have had as much exposure to a generalized knowledge of society. Appropriate counseling addressed to specific issues can overcome this knowledge gap to a large degree. This tipsheet discusses the typical issues facing students transitioning to college.
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC). National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 585-475-6433; Fax: 585-475-7660; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology, Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC)